Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Bookshelf

I finally did it. I went to Ikea (not a hardship!) and bought an Expedit bookcase for my office/school area. It's 4 cubes by 4 cubes square and double sided, i.e., it's wide enough to put a row of books in from each side (but mine is not that full yet). Of course, as you can see, I had to get the white finish so that it would match my desk. It came in 2 huge boxes and it's a good thing I took my hubby with me to help bungee them into my trunk. It was easy to put together--easier than the desk, for sure. And, it only cost $129, which I thought was a good deal for this style, the quality, and the amount of space.

If you missed my initial post about my totally cool new desk from Ikea, here it is. And here is the post about the organizers I bought to put on it.



The red boxes are from their Lekman line and I've used 2 for filing cabinet drawers, and 1 for science lab experiment supplies. I definitely need to get 1 more so that I have 4, 1 for each row (yes, I am neurotic, just in case you haven't figured that out by now). The boxes are only $9.99 each and are fairly easy to snap together after you get the hang of it. They come in a variety of colors, just in case your office/schoolroom isn't painted burgundy.

Oh, and I just had to show you this totally cute little bucket that I bought from Hobby Lobby (I think) for my pens and pencils. Does it not match my accessories perfectly?












































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